Job Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor position at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Computational and Systems Biology

We invite applications for a tenure-track Faculty position at Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology (DCSB) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. We seek creative individuals who will develop a cutting-edge research program and lead collaborative research initiatives on the development, use, and dissemination of novel methods from computational, physical sciences and/or engineering sciences to address current challenges in computational and systems biology and to facilitate the translation of basic research into clinical applications.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and research accomplishments in one area of Computational and Systems Biology including but not limited to the following research areas: modeling molecular and cellular structure, dynamics and function; computational genomics and evolutionary biology; mixed data analysis and integration (including image and omics data); drug discovery and quantitative systems pharmacology, with applications to immunology, neurobiology, cancer biology, aging, microbiology and personalized medicine. While the position requires interest, vision and accomplishments in computational biology, wet lab experience and goals will be considered as a plus.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor an elite group of students at the Joint Carnegie Mellon University–University of Pittsburgh PhD Program in Computational Biology (CPCB), in addition to the Integrative Systems Biology Ph.D. Program (ISB) and the Computational Biomedicine and Biotechnology Master’s Program (CoBB). Level of appointment and salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and responsibilities.Applicants are kindly requested to upload the following documents combined in a single PDF file to the link below.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. List of three referees

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


Postdoctoral Position Computational Cancer Biology

The Chikina Lab in Department of Computational and Systems Biology (CSB) in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Dr. Zarour (cancer immunology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center) is seeking self-motivated individual with strong background in computational biology to study cancer immunogenomics in the context of novel clinical trials for cancer patients.

The main goal of Dr. Zarour’s laboratory is to explore the biological mechanisms of response or resistance to novel immunotherapies of cancers from the laboratory into the clinic. The candidate will develop computational methods to integrate patient clinical and molecular data (including single cell RNAseq, exome and epigenetic sequencing) for a better understanding of the mechanisms supporting response or resistance to cancer immunotherapies.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with the investigators in the laboratory with expertise in cellular and molecular immunology. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to laboratory experiments, including NGS.


  • Ph.D. in computational biology/bioinformatics/statistics/computer science or related discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experiences in one or more of the following fields preferred, but not required: cancer biology, genetics, epigenetics, evolutionary biology.

Pittsburgh is a vibrant but still very affordable city which is undergoing a major renaissance with a younger-shifting demographic driven by biomedical and tech ventures( Google, Uber, Amazon, and Facebook all have offices here). You can read more about life in Pittsburgh here:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their application including a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of at least three references to: We offer competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience.